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Old 18 October 2005, 11:21   #1
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Dry standing - no trailer!

Does anyone know where I can get some kind of boat stands/chocks from so I can stand the boat on the hard for the winter. The plan is to borrow a trailer and roll the boat off with the aid of a trolley jack onto some stands. I would prefer not to mess about with blocks of wood and use something that will stand on its own and is adjustable.

Any ideas / advice gratefully received.
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Old 18 October 2005, 13:35   #2
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Dry standing - no trailer.

Snipe trailers market galvanised boat dollies called the Shipmate Boat Buggy these 4 wheeled dollies have a cap of 1000 kg - rolling a RIB from a road trailer onto two of these dollies is easy and you can still move the boat around.

Snipe Trailers are at Watling St. Business Park, Cannock Staffs , WS11 3NB. Tel: 01543 374932
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Old 18 October 2005, 14:19   #3
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Moat boatyards will rent you a small cradle for not much money. You might be able to find one out there that will let you take the cradle off-site.
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Old 18 October 2005, 15:08   #4
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Moat boatyards will rent you a small cradle for not much money. You might be able to find one out there that will let you take the cradle off-site.
I am not suprised they rent them out - all they ever bother with are oil drums and railway sleepers - it is quite scary to see a 3,000,000 Sunseeker propped up like that!!!
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Old 18 October 2005, 16:35   #5
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Boat Buggys

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Where have you seen these Boat Buggys if i may be so bold to ask
only thay dont show up on their site
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Does anyone know where I can get some kind of boat stands/chocks from so I can stand the boat on the hard for the winter. The plan is to borrow a trailer and roll the boat off with the aid of a trolley jack onto some stands. I would prefer not to mess about with blocks of wood and use something that will stand on its own and is adjustable.

Any ideas / advice gratefully received.
Get in touch with your local sportsboat importer.

Most boats imported from the US come on a timber topped steel frame that alows them to be moved around with a fork lift and to be placed on a flat surface.

Should be just the job and I'm sure they just scrap them.
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Get in touch with your local sportsboat importer.

Most boats imported from the US come on a timber topped steel frame that alows them to be moved around with a fork lift and to be placed on a flat surface.

Should be just the job and I'm sure they just scrap them.
I say Searider old bean! What a perfectly spiffing idea what?
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Searider - we get most of those. They do get used again but could sort out something I am sure...
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Old 19 October 2005, 04:22   #9
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Searider - we get most of those. They do get used again but could sort out something I am sure...
What do you do with them Des
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Old 19 October 2005, 04:23   #10
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boat stands

Thanks for all the replies. After much searching I came across www.boat-stands.com and www.yachtlegs.co.uk who have the sort of thing I am looking for.

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